I think the first thing I ever read from the Community was Nick Quick's e-book on the 5 logistical questions you must ask. It was one of those "D'oh! That's why it's always so hit and miss when I pull!" moments! From there I started looking around at the various methods.
Saw a couple of gurus from 'PuaTraining' on the TV show 'Dragon's Den', trying to get financial backing from the business gurus. Both were completely uncharismatic and the pitch failed hilariously.
Seen AfcAdam a few times on TV; seems to have the gift of the gab. However, when I've read about him in newspaper articles he always seems to get numbers then say to the reporter 'I won't call...she's not hot enough for me!' PuaHate had a good thread about this a while back, if it still exists.
Watched a few episodes of VH1's 'The Pick-up Artist'...underwhelmed to say the least. The girls that Mystery pulled were pretty much into him from the start, and his rockstar / magician look suits his angular looks. I've shown his picture to rock chicks and they think he's cute.
Skimmed 'Rules of the Game'...garbage! Neil's a good writer but the conquests in the book were hardly the stuff of legend.
Real Assanova stuff was always practical and well-written. His honesty about how his looks and targeting the demographic that liked his style was the reason for much of his success, was excellent.
Mark Manson...hmm, who is this guy??!?
Like TSBmag & Rob Judge's writings.
Paul Janka's stuff pretty much confirmed my own experiences. Basically, it's a numbers game, don't say anything stupid, don't waste time chasing after difficult girls, and manage logistics. Reminded me pretty much of my college years!
'God is a woman' by Ian Coburn was okay. Some decent advice but the stories weren't that funny. Good in a Tucker Max sort of way; he's a likeable prick!
Barney Stinson from 'How I met your mother' is an excellent parody of pick-up artists; the writers have read some Community stuff and parody it. All the 'routines' and 'openers' you see in those Magic Bullets e-books are ridiculously over complicated or unnecessary...just like Barney's Playbook.